A man is facing baclash from people around the world after he put his girlfriend on eBay in a listing reading ‘you can see she’s been used’. It was actually a prank that backfired the guy when people starting bidding for the listing. As reported by popular media sites in the UK, the sale, created by Dale Leeks, was viewed over 81,000 times in 24 hours and had received 100 bids to reach £70,200 (approx Rs 68 lakhs)
This all happened because Dale was upset over his girlfriend, Kelly Greaves, who had whipped him across the buttock in a shop. To take revenge, he listed Kelly on eBay and described her as a used car.
This is what he wrote in description:
Girlfriend for sale.
Starts ok but after a while, there’s a constant whining noise that I can’t seem to stop.
Bodywork is fairly tidy but close up shows signs of wear. (I’m just being honest).
No serious damage but you can see that she’s been used. Please bare in mind when bidding she’s 37 years old.
Basically, first thing in the morning she can be very temperamental once warmed up the whining noise lessens but when I would be lying if I said it goes away completely.
The rear end leaks a bit but nothing that can’t be plugged
No tire kickers
Any offers considered… would be interested in a part exchange with a younger model.
The matter turned serious after he started receiving messages from potential buyers around the world asking if they could ‘ take her for a test drive’ or how many ‘previous owners’ she has had.
“I told her I’d put her up for sale on eBay and was like ‘gotcha’. At first, she thought no one would see it and thought it didn’t matter. But we went out for dinner that evening and I was being bombarded by messages from all over Europe, and places as far away as America and Australia. I kept looking over the table at her but I wasn’t really telling her the scale it had gone. The first few bids and messages on eBay were from friends who had seen that I’d done it and gone and bid on her, “
Dale said explaining the whole situation.
However, the fun ended after eBay decided to remove the listing after only 24 hours as ‘human body parts and remains’ are not allowed on the site. While users on social media reacted angrily on this post, both Dale and his girlfriend had a laugh about it.
“After I put it on eBay I just kept laughing about it and she asked what I was laughing about. I told her I’d put her up for sale on eBay and was like “gotcha”. At first, she thought no one would see it and thought it didn’t matter,” said Dale.
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